Roderick A. Growcock

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Roderick A. Growcock

July 22, 1960 - December 21, 2018

Roderick A. Growcock Roderick A. Growcock, 58, Middlebury, died Friday, Dec. 21, in Goshen.
He was born July 22, 1960, in Goshen to Deo and Judith (Smith) Growcock.
He is survived by two sons, Steve (Sara Smith) Pavel, Avon, and Lucas (Cheyenne Osborne) Pavel, Elkhart; and former wife and mother of his children, Michele Pavel, Syracuse.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Loren Growcock.
A West Noble High School graduate, Roderick was a member of the National Honor Society. He earned his bachelor's degree from Tri-State University, Angola, now known as Trine University. He worked as an engineer at Crown International, manufacturing audio production equipment including speakers and amplifiers.
He was very athletic and enjoyed playing basketball and was an amazing scratch golfer. He especially enjoyed playing locally at South Shore and Maxwelton golf courses.
A modest and humble man, he loved his boys beyond measure.
A celebration of Roderick's life will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. A private burial will be at Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Yoder-Culp Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Published on December 23, 2018
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4 posts

Dec 27, 2018
Loved this guy. Gone way too soon like so many other friends..
Pamm Janowiak
Dec 27, 2018
Loved this guy. We worked closely together for many years and were also good friends. Even though we didn’t speak that often lately, I always knew Rod was always there for me. I can’t believe you are gone so soon. Say hi to Billie in Heaven.
Wendy Wisler
Dec 24, 2018
I was the engineering secretary when Rod was hired, there was a lot of "practical jokers" back then working in engineering. When the paperwork came to me to get Rod set up as an employee, I thought with a name like that, it had to be some joker. Had a pretty good laugh at your expense, Rod. I'm sure we teased you mercilessly, rest in peace, old friend
Diane Turpin
Dec 24, 2018
I'm so grateful that Rod and I reconnected after 23 years. We shared so much in such a short time. Worked together in Indy, spent 3 months in Florida,, visited with family and friends that he hadn't seen in years, went to Notre dame, took drives to Kimmel, had to get our weekly slushies, watched sports on TV every chance we could. He taught me how to play pool and started to teach me to play golf, we cooked together, laughed and walked the dog. It was a time that i will never forget. He left way too soon but i will keep his memory in my heart forever. I love you Rod.